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"Destroyer" keeps the tone dark, eschewing anything resembling a traditional crime story and allowing Nicole Kidman's performance to take front stage.

Run Time: 1:48
U.S. Home Release Date: 2019-04-23
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Horror/Thriller
Director: Adam Robitel
Cast: Taylor Russell, Logan Miller, Deborah Ann Woll, Jay Ellis, Tyler Labine, Nik Dodani

During the final half hour, everything compelling about this low-budget thriller collapses in a miasma of idiocy.

Despite the occasionally uneven pacing and some dramatically inert moments, the historical elements mesh effectively with the fictionalized action-oriented ones.

Run Time: 1:15
U.S. Home Release Date: 2019-04-12
MPAA Rating: "NR"
Genre: Horror/Thriller
Director: Robert Wiene
Cast: Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt, Friedrich Feher, Lil Dagover, Hans Heinrich von Twardowski, Rudolf Lettinger, Hans Lanser-Ludolff

The film’s imaginative approach offers an opportunity to explore the early roots of styles that were to become mainstream in Hollywood in the years and decades to follow.

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Esoteric qualities don’t merit an unqualified recommendation for a production more apt to deliver frustration than gratification.

Although the lead character’s arc is troubled and conflicted, the ending makes her seem more like a superhero than the material warrants.

Overlong, talky, filled with meta references, and with a strangely low-energy tone, the movie never fully gels.

This fantasy-adventure inspired by Arthurian legends, although entertaining for children in the age 8-12 bracket, may be a bore and a chore for adults.

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Run Time: 2:00
U.S. Home Release Date: 2019-04-09
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity)
Genre: Drama
Director: Mimi Leder
Cast: Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux, Sam Waterston, Kathy Bates, Cailee Spaeny, Jack Reynor, Stephen Root, Chris Mulkey

Although the film’s heart is in the right place, there are times when it misses the mark as a fully fleshed-out biography.

Run Time: 1:26
U.S. Home Release Date: 2019-04-05
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Sexual Content, Profanity, Brief Nudity)
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Director: Ingmar Bergman
Cast: Bibi Andersson, Liv Ullmann

Critical to a wider understanding of Bergman as a person and a filmmaker and represents one of his most dissected and discussed contributions to ‘60s cinema.